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Every Grain of Sand Lyrics

from Biograph

"Every Grain of Sand" is track #21 on the album Biograph. It was written by Bob Dylan.
"Every Grain of Sand" is track #21 on the album Biograph. It was written by Bob Dylan.

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In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
There's a dying voice within me reaching out somewhere
Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair

Dont have the inclination to look back on any mistake
Like Cain, I now behold this chain of events that I must break
In the fury of the moment, I can see the Master's hand
In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand

Oh, the flowers of indulgence and the weeds of yester year
Like criminals, they have choked the breath of conscience and good cheer
Then the sun beat down upon the steps of time to light the way
To ease the pain of idleness and the memory of decay

I gaze into the doorway of temptations angry flame
And every time I pass that way I always hear my name
Then onward in my journey, I come to understand
That every hair is numbered like every grain of sand

I have gone from rags to riches in the sorrow of the night
In the violence of a summers dream, in the chill of a wintery light
In the bitter dance of loneliness fading into space
In the broken mirror of innocence on each forgotten face

I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, theres someone there, other times its only me
I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand

Songwriters
Bob Dylan

Published by
SPECIAL RIDER MUSIC

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